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John Donne

John Donne was an English poet, scholar, soldier and secretary born into a recusant family, who later became a cleric in the Church of England. Under royal patronage, he was made Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London. He is considered the preeminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His poetical works are noted for their metaphorical and sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, and... Read More

Born22 January 1572
London, England
Died31 March 1631 (aged 59)
London, England
OccupationPoet, priest, lawyer
NationalityEnglish

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